Association for Talent Development

Who are your 20-percenters?

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Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline said “learning organizations discover how to tap people’s commitment and capacity to learn at all levels in an organization, and are continually expanding its capacity to create its future.” Carrie Van Daele, author of 50 One-Minute Tips for Trainers said “knowledge + skill = mastery.”  Without mastery, an […]

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Run Interference For

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Interrupt and voice your opinion often, tell others how they should feel, do not listen, do not ask many questions, repeat yourself, and add a few unrelated comments. This list describes how not to promote discussion. An effective facilitator of an interactive meeting is aware of making absolute assumptions like “What’s bothering you?” versus “You […]

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Tapping the Last Reserve of Growth Potential

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LET’S FACE IT, HR: “WHERE ARE YOU NOW?” Its no wonder we are hated. Nearly five years have passed since the financial crisis, and we’re left with one lasting result—we are operating with fewer workers, and it may be our fault. Your remaining workers are assuming more duties and accumulating more skills. “Who are these […]

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The Microeconomics of Human Capital

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Are you doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results? Albert Einstein calls that insanity. Nearly five years have passed since the economic downturn, with one lasting result: We are operating with fewer workers—and it may be our insanity that caused it. Let’s run the numbers…  Did your company reduce workers […]

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The Value of Subject Matter Experts

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Knowledge is capital to be shared throughout the organization After the economic downturn of 2009, when many workers were phased out, subject matter experts (SMEs)—people who held the most knowledge about companies’ products and processes—found themselves assuming more job duties. Feeling overworked and underappreciated, SMEs have been biding their time waiting for greater employment choices. […]